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Rik

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Autumn

2017-06-22
This is such a cryptically beguiling post, replete with imagery that teases the mind and emotions. Such a good write.


TRUMP AMAZING - UNITING THE WORLD!

2017-02-12
Funny what can unite people. An asute observation too. He may inadvertently achieve what others have failed to achieve. Like the post.


Pyramids Of Lies

2015-12-22
Succinctly put. If only more would realise this truth.


At The Worst of Moments

2015-12-19
I often search for words to express what you have done so very well here. Could not do it better. Life can be like a very long walk along a drab and lonely shore line that stretches towards the horizon. On occasions, and if chance is on our side, we stumble across something pleasing to our soul. Little moments but still worth collecting.


that's it

2015-11-07
Gives one pause for thought. Well written and enjoyed the read.


You Who Bleed

2015-06-01
Words born from a sensitive and compassionate heart. I feel sure your friend will be moved by them. A pleasure to read.


PoetBay is 10 years old!

2015-06-01
When I stumbled across the Bay, I felt compelled to stay a while. That while is now a little over 9 years ago! So congratulations and a big THANK YOU, to you the team, for your commitment and dedication to the manner in which you have maintained this unique place called the Bay.

The Bay and all the writers who bring colour and life to its pages have brought me a great deal of pleasure, so may it continue to shine its light into the cold expanse of cyberspace for another 10 years and beyond. :-)


Why The Hermaphrodite Moth Had A Sex Change

2015-04-15
Took a while for the rusty old cogs in my brain to get into gear but when they did I could only but smile. LOL


Your beauty

2015-04-15
There is a gentleness to your words like dandelion pappuses drifting on a summer breeze. They form such an eloquent recognition for the one who has inspired them.


The spaghetti incident (one among many others)

2015-04-15
It takes a very brave heart to give voice to the oppressed silence. To rise above the pain that another's emotional turmoil has inflicted.

I know it can not have been easy to write these words but their is only so long one should submit to walking in the shadows of another's morose. There is only so much love one can invest in hope. Hope that the tide will turn and the dark shadows, cast like a fisherman's net to capture all that stray too close, will dissolve in the mirror of self reflection.

A poignant write which has reached deep into my heart.


I saw you today

2015-04-15
A message of few words which tells me a great deal about the writer. So rare to read of selfless love for another. Your words bring a smile to my heart. So thank you :-)


My Mother's One Mutinous Act

2015-01-08
Haunting imagery which paints a dramatic scene in a undramatic manner. Very well written.


The Virgin Chronicle

2015-01-03
A very well written piece indeed. Drew me in and held me to the end. I feel the piece you have written is both clever and intelligent. Expressed with both a gentle and passionate sensitivity. Exploring the natural emotions of a first time sexual encounter very well. Providing the reader with many moments which they could personally relate to.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Poem About a Titmouse

2015-01-02
In answer to your question, I guess the form does have some bearing. Certainly for me I could feel subtle differences in the affect between some of the readings. A slightly differing sense of tension, to give one example.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Poem About a Titmouse

2015-01-02
I loved the poem the images and emotions that it created very nice indeed. I also enjoyed the experience of reading through the different forms. Very interesting to see how the sentiments can ebb and flow differently depending on the form. I think I will bear this in mind in the future when drafting my own words.

All the above is said with the utmost sincerity. In saying that I do hope you have a sense of humour, as nearing the last of the different forms I had a niggling wish that the cat might just nab that titmouse before it crashes into the window again.

Sincerely enjoyed and welcome to the Bay. :-)


My dead love

2015-01-01
I sense a touch of gentle sadness in your words as they reflect on the love and loss of a true heart found. I guess only very special memories can bring alive the phenomenon that you have so movingly described. A pleasure to read.


Darkness

2014-12-24
Sombre, gentle, resignation, dignity and love all come to mind when reading your graceful words. May the gentle winds of time help guide both you and your family through the darkness of this moment.


Don’t tell him

2014-12-22
"falls helplessly in love with his melancholy" never thought of someone falling in love in that way but I think there is much truth in how you have expressed it. Safety can been found in many places of the mind good and bad places. Just make it difficult to reach someone whose lost/in love with melancholy. A heart felt write.


The glow of the morning dew

2014-12-22
Succinctly written yet every sentence painting a wonderful image. Enjoyed the read.


What A Socially Awkward Orca Is Called

2014-12-08
Didn't see that coming. Nearly spat out my coffee. Thank you for the laugh :-)


[Dec 05 2014] - Your picks for Editors' Choices

2014-12-07
Well done and a big thanks to the editorial team for arranging this.


[Nov 04 2014] - Nominate your pick for Editors' Choices

2014-12-07
OK I have missed the boat this time but just wanted to say what a great idea. Some wonderful poems nominated too. Hopefully will catch the next one.


What A Drunk Ghost Wailing Sounds Like

2014-10-29
That explains it then :-)


Featured Photograph

2014-01-23
Thank you for the comments really very much appreciated. :-)


Angel of Mine

2013-07-29
Words so obviously from the heart and full of love. Very nicely done.


Way Over There In Britain

2013-06-19
Well really, what can say? Except I raise my little pinky to you both, as I drink my cup of tea of course :-)


Incomplete.

2013-05-02
Very well written. The sense of loss, of for the one cared and loved, conveyed with feelings straight form the heart.


the whisperers win

2013-04-27
Couldn't agree more with aoelian. Sharp intelligent wit whether in a post or in a comment is always appreciated by me. Nobody wins because Poetbay will surely lose if it becomes intolerant of diversity. Anyway I thought we had long seen the end of witch hunting. Ok pause for thought, since this is a sincere message of support using the analogy of a witch may not be a good idea. But if I have offended I would be more than happy to let you drive a stake through my heart. As long as you can do it with out spilling any blood. Blood just makes my legs wobble. And wobbling around with a stake through my heart. Not cool! Alternatively if you wish to be more gentle with me. Then you could comment on all my poetry. Have to put my hand up now. Since I was feeling a little neglected this was all just a ploy to get you to leave more comments. You see I would count being visited by a Commentally Ill writer as a badge of honour. God I hope I have spelt your name correct. Couldn't manage 2 stakes in the heart. Anyway I would never be offended as I would always lean on the wise and solemn words of my mother. You see she was, still is dare I say, a gay old sole (correction - soul) who could find a kind word for everyone. Even me her scrubby little son. She said son, in a deep voice for affect/effect (take you pick I have given up trying), when you are no longer a scrubby little boy in the school playground always remember that words will never hurt you, stake through the heart yes but words no. Unfortunately mum didn't get out much so she never really heard of whisperers, horse whisperers, goldfish whisperers or any other whisperer for that matter. I mention goldfish whisperers as I tried whispering to mine through a straw, which was a bit of a disaster because I sucked first and he shot across the bowl and impaled himself on the end of the straw. So moving on before anyone reports me, if my mum had got out a bit more and met a few whisperers, over a glass of red wine and a pork pie, she may well have added this caveat to her wise words. My son, again lowering her voice deeper so I knew it was real serious adult stuff, take solace in my words but be careful not to become a whisperer because I have heard that words can cause them great constipation (correction - consternation).

To all those who whisper life is tough enough for us all. So can't we just be like my dear old mum and find a kind word for everyone. Even if they are Commentally Ill ;-) Ok really embarrassing moment, I have only just right this second, got the play on words of your name. No cigar for me.

PS: If you are wondering I gave the goldfish a dignified burial I did not flush it away. Anyway the straw came in handy to hang his little name plaque on.


Wireless and Digital

2013-04-26
Wireless and soulless is the digital malaise. Fortunately we have the playful wit of you two guys to keep us smiling.


Leila

2013-04-17
Wonderful picture and a joy to read.


Looking up to the sky from skidrow

2013-04-08
The message is poignant and well delivered. Here's to learning to fly again.


The Large Saucepan Told Me.

2013-03-30
The use of the often overlooked everyday routines clearly draws the reader right into the melancholy of the moment. The realisation of loss is all the more heartfelt because of it. Very well written.


Justification

2013-03-29
Some good philosophical advice here. Trying to learn something from events, no matter how small, most certainly helps to keep ones mine open to understanding of ourselves and of others. And for sure being inquisitive is part of that process. Enjoyed the read thanks for posting.


For your record

2013-03-29
Great picture and it fits really well with the imagery created by the words. Enjoyed the read. Thanks for posting


FROID

2013-03-29
Really enjoyed this. Great flow. The imagery use of how thoughts enter our mind and the race against time to capture them before they evaporate is really well done.


Call me cowardice

2013-03-29
Well that sums it up pretty well I think. Thanks for posting.


TV Stand

2013-03-27
Thanks for the smile. :-) The message is still clear though. Enjoyed.


A Mountain - Haiku x3

2013-03-27
Great effort. I struggle to write 1 Haiku. The message was very poignant too. Enjoyed the read.


Cryoface

2013-03-27
As this was given a tag of anxiety then I say it sums up that particular beast extremely well. Especially considering the brevity of the poem. So no ripping apart from me. :-)


Hollow Out(a co-write with John Ashleigh)

2013-03-27
Liked the imagery and although there were 2 forms it flowed well. Lots of good phrases, this one especially resonated with me. "Could I survive the rivulet of life?" Really nice write guys.


blue rose

2013-03-16
Feels like it could be lyrics to a song. Like the blue rose analogy too. Enjoyed the read.


Hi-falootin

2013-03-16
or maybe it is just
they are born stone deaf
and ignore anything
anyone else has to say.

Another classic from the team.

Thanks for keeping us all smiling guys :-)


Blue Skies

2013-03-16
I would have left a comment earlier but I read your beautiful lullaby and in lulled me to sleep ;-). Truly a treat to read.


Soft Red Leather

2013-03-05
So soft and gentle, like a delicate floret blooming into the warmth of the day. A pleasure to read.


scratch notes at a café

2012-11-17
I can relate to that. Good piece.


Violate

2012-10-27
Not sure if I am on the right track but appears to be an exploration of how relationships can sometimes be held together for all the wrong reasons. A good write. Enjoyed the read.


A RIGHT TIT!*

2012-10-23
How could I not look at a text with such a title :-). I am glad I did as it brought back memories of when my brother used to take me fishing. Needless to say those same 2 whelks crawled up my fishing rod too. Enjoyed this very much.


waiting for something out of the ordinary

2012-10-21
You express a sentiment which I guess so many have felt so many times. Good luck on the break out :-)


Walks Through Dreams

2012-10-21
Really very nice. Enjoyed the read :-)


My Mother Was A Corsetiere

2012-10-21
Well that has started my Sunday with a smile. A splendid anecdotal story and which little boy wouldn't haven't taken a peek. :-)